As of November, 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a significant concern for us all in terms of both impact on our people and our businesses.
Commencing February 2020 Adsyst (Automation) Ltd, put extra controls in place to protect our workforce and the wider public from the spread of infection, and these controls have been further developed as the advice from Government has moved on:
Business Continuity Plan. We implemented our updated Business Continuity Plan across the organisation. We continue to evaluate contingency plans regularly to make sure all employees are staying safe and have the most up to date information.
Regular updates from our QHSE Manager and Senior Management team. These include the latest changes in current Government advice issued to all employees.
Employees are working in the office again. Most office-based employees are now spending more time in the office, but the split between office and home-based work varies for any given individual, dependent upon circumstances such as vulnerability. IT systems continue in place to allow them to operate from anywhere as if they were at their normal workstation. This helps reduce the spread of the virus. We have directed any employee feeling ill or with any flu-like symptoms to stay home, isolate, test and follow the latest advice from the government/Public Health England.
Social distancing. In the work environment, we are still encouraging employees to practise social distancing. This means, wherever possible, staying at their workstations, using the phone to contact each other and email or MS Teams to communicate. Face to face contact happens only when necessary with preferably 2 metres distancing and masks worn (unless in a work team “bubble); avoiding all direct contact with each other including handshakes.
Regular Covid-19 testing: We require all our staff to undertake regular covid-19 lateral flow testing (LFT) at least twice a week using kits requested individually form NHS Test And Trace. Where there is contact with people who have tested positive (who then must isolate), LFT testing is then undertaken daily for a minimum of 6 days. Provided they have been fully vaccinated, isolation is not required unless a LFT test proves positive, or covid-19 symptoms are experienced, in which case isolation takes place and a PCR test must be undertaken
Enhanced cleaning in our facilities and major locations. Use of communal facilities is discouraged as much as possible, to avoid cross contamination. Our QHSE Team continues to work with our cleaning team to ensure safety and good cleaning practices are part of our standard operating procedures. All offices have hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wipes available for use. All staff already operate a clean desk policy to help minimise any spread from surface to surface. Should an outbreak of Covid-19 occur in any of our offices, all individuals who test positive must isolate, and increased, daily LFT testing will then take place for all other staff who have been in the office. Additional cleaning regimes will take place.
Site Activity. All site activity is continuing. We are having daily client contact to find out the most recent updates and actions. Our teams have been informed to avoid public transport when travelling for work e.g. to and from site and all company vehicles have been cleaned and have a supply of gloves, hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes in them.
You can keep up to date with information on the PHE public information webpage:
Please see a copy of our office risk assessment for COVID-19:
We would like to thank you all for your patience and support on this matter. Stay safe.